May 21, 2012
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FLORIDA STATE TOPS NCBWA DIVISION I POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 15th year with its 2012 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 20-June 28, following the 66th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at the second-year TD Ameritade Stadium.

After a week at No. 3, Florida State (43-12) returned to the top of the poll. South Carolina, the two-time defending NCAA champion, dropped to No. 5. The Southeastern Conference, with seven ranked teams, including four of the Top 12, leads all conferences. The Pac-12 has six teams in the poll this week.

The poll voters come from 42 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. This week's poll has representation by 12 different conferences among the 297 baseball-playing schools in the 2012 NCAA Division I ranks, and there have been 21 circuits and independents in the surveys this season. Last year there were 16 different leagues (from 30 in NCAA Division I) among the Top 30 polls.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. Florida State Atlantic Coast 43-12 3-2 3
2. Florida Southeastern 40-16 2-2 2
3. Baylor Big 12 42-12 3-1 5
4. Rice Conference USA 39-15 3-1 4
5. South Carolina Southeastern 39-15 1-2 1
6. Texas A&M Big 12 41-14 4-0 6
7. LSU Southeastern 42-14 3-1 9
8. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 42-13 4-0 7
9. Oregon Pac-12 41-14 4-0 10
10. UCLA Pac-12 38-14 3-1 12
11. Stanford Pac-12 36-14 4-0 11
12. Kentucky Southeastern 41-15 0-4 8
13. Arizona Pac-12 36-16 3-1 17
14. Arkansas Southeastern 39-17 4-0 18
15. Purdue Big Ten 41-12 2-2 14
16. UCF Conference USA 41-14 1-2 13
17. N.C. State Atlantic Coast 38-15 2-2 16
18. Virginia Atlantic Coast 36-16-1 2-1 19
19. Cal State Fullerton Big West 33-18 1-3 15
20. Oregon State Pac-12 35-18 3-1 20
21. Miami Atlantic Coast 34-19 2-1 21
22. Arizona State Pac-12 35-18 3-1 22
23. Louisville Big East 38-18 3-1 24
24. TCU Mountain West 35-17 3-1 25
25. San Diego West Coast 39-13 1-0 26
26. Mississippi State Southeastern 34-21 3-1 -
27. Utah Valley Great West 43-12 4-1 30
28. Oklahoma Big 12 35-21 2-2 28
29. Ole Miss Southeastern 34-22 0-4 23
30. Stony Brook America East 43-11 4-0 -
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Appalachian State (38-14), Army (40-13), Cal Poly (33-20), Campbell (40-16), Clemson (32-24), Coastal Carolina (37-17), College of Charleston (37-18), Dallas Baptist (39-17), East Carolina (34-20-1), Indiana State (41-15), Kent State (37-17), Missouri State (37-18), New Mexico (33-22), New Mexico State (35-20), Pepperdine (32-20), Sam Houston State (36-18), Saint Louis (40-16), Texas (30-20), Tulane (37-18), UNC Wilmington (35-20), Vanderbilt (29-25).
Dropped out: Texas (27), Sam Houston State (29).
By conference: Southeastern 7, Pac-12 6, Atlantic Coast 5, Big 12 3, Conference USA 2, America East 1, Big East 1, Big Ten 1, Big West 1, Great West 1, Mountain West 1, West Coast 1.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors the Pro-Line Athletic Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2012 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Florida)
Feb. 20 (Florida)
Feb. 27 (Florida)
March 5 (Florida)
March 12 (Florida)
March 19 (Florida)
March 26 (Florida)
April 2 (Florida)
April 9 (Florida State)
April 16 (Florida)
April 23 (Florida State)
April 30 (Florida State)
May 7 (Florida State)
May 14 (South Carolina)
May 21 (Florida State)
May 28 (Florida)
June 5 (Florida)
June 12 (Florida)
June 26 (Arizona)